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John protospatharios and demarchos of the Blues (ninth century)

 
 

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ–Σ|–Λ̣. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Thin wreath border.

ΙΝ
Ν̣ΙΣΠ
̣ΙΜΡ.
ΕΝΕΤ̣

Ἰωάννι (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ)] (καὶ) διμάρ(χῳ) [τ(ῶν) Β]ενέτ(ων)

Obverse

Cruciform invocative monogram (type V); in the quarters: Τ–Σ|–Λ̣. Indeterminate border.

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ

Reverse

Inscription of four lines, with a cross at the beginning of the first line. Thin wreath border.

ΙΝ
Ν̣ΙΣΠ
̣ΙΜΡ.
ΕΝΕΤ̣

Ἰωάννι (πρωτο)σπα[θ(αρίῳ)] (καὶ) διμάρ(χῳ) [τ(ῶν) Β]ενέτ(ων)

Accession number BZS.1955.1.981
Diameter 28.0 mm
Previous Editions

Zacos 2047.

Translation

Θεοτόκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ Ἰωάννι πρωτοσπαθαρίῳ καὶ διμάρχῳ τῶν Βενέτων.

Mother of God, help your servant John protospatharios and demarchos of the Blues.

Commentary

See PmbZ #3300.